FESTIVAL 2020:Thoroughly Modern Thespians information
The 2020 festival will be held February 6-February 8, 2020, at the
Orange County Convention Center
in Orlando, Florida. Hotel information has been updated on the hotel offering
The workshop schedule is available - (last updated Feb 5 2020)
Click here to download the Florida Junior Theatre Festival 2020 Workshop Schedule.
The full program is available - (last updated Jan 28 2020)
Click here to download the Florida Junior Theatre Festival 2020 Program.
All inquiries regarding One Acts can be sent to Kristen Neander, FSJT One Act Coordinator
Congratulations to your 2019 Mainstage Selection
BAK Middle School of the Arts
ALL STAR TROUPE DISPLAY
New this year! Check out the details on the All Star Troupe Display page here!
2020 REGISTRATION INFO
THE ONLINE REGISTRATION window will be from November 15-December 15, 2019 (now extended to December 20th at 8p), and payment with signed invoice will be due by January 15, 2020. DO NOT send any correspondence that requires a signature for delivery, it will be considered late and fined appropriately. Be aware that if your District Festival is held in December, your troupes will need to register for the State Festival very quickly.
Materials that arrive after the January 15 deadline will be assessed a $150 late fee. NO EXCEPTIONS THIS YEAR—PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR EXTENSIONS.
No schedule changes may be made after January 15. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US ABOUT SCHEDULE ISSUES AFTER THIS DATE. You may address any remaining scheduling issues when you arrive at the Festival.
There is a $30 Drop Fee for any performance event dropped after January 15.
Every student must be fully registered and paid for in order to attend the Festival. Day Passes are not available for students.
Every adult must be fully registered as a Troupe Director or Chaperone, or you may purchase Day Passes for them. Day Passes Ordered Online with registration are $50 Per Person, Per Day. Day Passes purchased at the festival are $60 per day. Day Passes do not guarantee access to opening and closing ceremonies.
No one, regardless of how young or old, may attend the festival without being fully registered or buying a Day Pass. Violators will be prosecuted for trespassing. No one under the age of 5 will be admitted into any of the performance rooms, but they must still have Day Passes to be present at the Festival.
No one under the age of 5 will be admitted into any of the performance rooms.
Free Tickets for Mainstage Plays, Opening Ceremony, and Closing Ceremony must be ordered on the billing page when you register. If you don’t order free tickets when you register, you may sign up for the waiting list when you arrive at the festival. DAY PASSES do not provide entry into evening events unless we have extra space available at show time.
PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US ASKING FOR EXCEPTIONS AFTER DEADLINES HAVE PASSED.
Attention all Troupe Leaders
please be sure to book your sleeping rooms with the Hotels listed on the website.
These are the Sponsor Hotels that support our Annual event and offer discounted rates.
Your patronage and their support enable us to keep our costs down, and continue to be
welcomed by the City of Orlando and the participating hotels in order to have a successful
event year after year.
The moratoriums for One Acts and Mainstage have been updated.
Click here for the updated Tech Titles/Moratorium
FSJT JUNIOR THESPIAN MAINSTAGE COMPETITION (Deadline September 19th)
The deadline has passed! Here are your Festival 2019 Mainstage Applicants
Experienced middle school troupe directors from across Florida are invited to have their full-length
fall productions screened by our professional panel of judges. The winning mainstage play will be invited
to perform their show at the Florida State Thespian Festival in the beautiful 2700-seat Chapin Theater at the
Orange County Convention Center at 7pm on the Friday of our annual state festival! All entrants will receive
a brief verbal talkback with the judges on the night of their performance, and a written critique by mail afterward.
Troupe Directors, please read the Mainstage Rules carefully to be sure you understand the cost, the screening window,
and the show requirements. Be sure to apply online by the deadline!
The Mainstage Competition will provide a chance for us to celebrate some of the best middle school
theatrical work in the state, give a student cast and crew an unforgettable performance experience in a professional
theater venue, and sets a new goal for the future growth of our theater programs.
PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF OUR NEW ADDRESS, AND BE SURE TO UPDATE IT WITH YOUR BOOKKEEPER
Florida State Junior Thespians
James Brendlinger, Chairman
946 El Lago Terrace
Winter Springs FL 32708
STATUS AND TROUPE INFO
Go to this website :EdTA Troupe Search
Ensure that your STATUS is ACTIVE. If it is, you are correctly affiliated and will receive all registration materials. If your troupe is not on this list, you need to call the International Office at 513-421-3900 and see what needs to be done to get your troupe affiliated once more.
State Registration Cost: $85 Per Person (includes participation in the festival, a t-shirt, plus security and insurance fees. This does not include meals, hotel, or transportation.)
Day Passes Ordered Online with registration are $50 Per Person, Per Day. Day Passes purchased at the festival are $60 per day. Day Passes do not grant access to opening and closing ceremonies.
XX-Large and XXX-Large T-Shirts: additional $2.00 each.
Event cancellation fee $30.00 per performance after the deadline.
YOU MUST ATTEND THE DISTRICT FESTIVAL YOU ARE ZONED FOR OR GO THROUGH AN APPEAL PROCESS TO PERFORM AT ANOTHER DISTRICT FESTIVAL. CONTACT THE STATE DIRECTOR FOR THIS PROCESS.
CELL PHONE RULE
: If your cell phones goes off in a performance room or if you leave a performance space in the middle of a performance, your badge will be pulled and you will not be able to enter into any other performance spaces.
NUMBER OF EVENTS PER TROUPE
You may register for 8 performance and 4 technical events.
Performance event categories are:
Monologue, Duet Acting, Ensemble Acting, Solo Musical, Duet Musical, Small Group Musical, Large Group Musical, Pantomime, Improvisation.
Technical event categories are:
Set Design, Costume Design, Publicity Design, Scene Writing, Makeup Design.
The events registered must have been rated Superior at your district festival to attend state festival.
4 Excellent events total can be given exceptions and attend the state festival. The Excellent rated events can be either performance OR technical categories total, NOT 4 EACH.
There is no limit to a specific category as long as it does not exceed 8 performances or 4 technical.
District Showcase performance events are included in this count. District Showcase events are any performance that represents your district during the opening ceremony.
For the Scene Writing category, all scenes must be uploaded into eventweb and assigned to your Scene Writing event at the time of registration. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS.
Individual Events: How to Slate.
Click here to download the Florida Junior Theatre Festival How to Slate.
One of our goals of this organization is to use more social media to keep you informed. We hope to post updated information leading up to
and throughout the festival as it becomes available including information like Critics' Choices, maps,
directions, and other helpful and important information.
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